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How a Hybrid Workplace Can Benefit Your Business and Employees

How a Hybrid Workplace Can Benefit Your Business and Employees

Businesses have re-thought the way they work by introducing the hybrid workplace model. This combination of working at home and in the office has given employees the ability to be flexible, while also increasing productivity. It has truly given employees the freedom...

3 Ways You Can Grow Your Business in 2023

3 Ways You Can Grow Your Business in 2023

It All Starts with Buying New Tech for Your Business In the past few years, businesses have undergone tremendous transformation in an effort to keep up with unprecedented world events and changes. All signs point to 2023 remaining just as filled with ever-evolving...

Technology Tax Deductions: Why It’s Time…

Technology Tax Deductions: Why It’s Time…

For some small to mid-sized businesses, it may seem easier to hold onto technology until the device stops working. However, in today’s tech-driven world, keeping up with new technological demands is more important than ever. Otherwise, businesses risk falling behind...

Improving Your Cyber Readiness: Is Your Business Prepared?

Improving Your Cyber Readiness: Is Your Business Prepared?

Cyber readiness is the ability for businesses to identify, prevent, and respond to cyberthreats in a timely manner. Most businesses know they should have cyber readiness, but they might not know the proper steps that need to be taken to achieve this. As a result,...

Is Cybersecurity Insurance Necessary for Your Business?

Is Cybersecurity Insurance Necessary for Your Business?

In the digital age, you need all the protection you can get from cyberattacks. For additional coverage against cyberthreats, cybersecurity insurance may be right for you. Cybersecurity insurance is a form of insurance used to help provide additional coverage to your...

3 Reasons Why You Need a Disaster Recovery Plan

3 Reasons Why You Need a Disaster Recovery Plan

If a disaster were to occur tomorrow, would your business be able to recover? If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan, you may not have an option. According to the latest MSP threat guide by ConnectWise, two out of three SMBs have suffered a ransomware attack in...

How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan

How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan

Your data is the most important asset your organization has. But no matter how hard you try to protect it, disasters happen. If you’re not prepared to handle these situations, you could lose more than your data – you could lose your entire business. In fact, around...

Cyberattack Target Alert: 6 Industries at Risk of an Attack

Cyberattack Target Alert: 6 Industries at Risk of an Attack

There is no industry safe from cyberattacks; in fact, anyone can be a cyberattack target. In the past year, the world has seen many types of cyberattacks. Just in 2021, we saw the largest pipeline in the U.S. and one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world...

Why Your Business Should Enhance Its Phishing Training Methods

Why Your Business Should Enhance Its Phishing Training Methods

With the current geopolitical crisis, you may be rethinking your current cybersecurity strategy. Now more than ever is a good time to implement new and updated security measures and phishing training courses. It’s important that you make protecting your North Carolina...

How to Dodge Pitfalls when Digital Cleaning

How to Dodge Pitfalls when Digital Cleaning

When you think about how often you straighten your desk and tidy your office, it’s similar to how technology types like us think about digital cleaning. That’s where we discover what technology needs updating, enhancing, or eliminating. We all know that updated...

Productivity Tools Revolutionizing the Modern Workforce

Productivity Tools Revolutionizing the Modern Workforce

How to Maximize Business Efficiencies in North Carolina At Appalachian Network Services, we’re passionate about productivity tools for local small businesses. Cutting-edge technology is no longer reserved for large corporations alone. Today’s innovative tools are...

Ransomware Attacks in North Carolina Are Imminent

Ransomware Attacks in North Carolina Are Imminent

The FBI and Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently announced a public service warning of ransomware attacks looming on the horizon. With attacks on the rise, particularly surrounding holidays and weekends, Appalachian Network Services urges...

Phishing Prevention in North Carolina Is Easier Than You’d Think

Phishing Prevention in North Carolina Is Easier Than You’d Think

Phishing emails can seem innocent at first, primarily because they appear to come from familiar sources, such as Netflix or Amazon. I mean, who doesn’t love their Netflix and Prime? We all recognize the familiar logos of the services we’ve relied on for so long. So...

Prioritize the Growth of Your Business with IT Consulting Services

Prioritize the Growth of Your Business with IT Consulting Services

IT consulting services are, in simplest terms, advisory services that assist businesses in the process of aligning their technology strategy with their business strategy or model. In the process, the consultant or team of consulting professionals helps your business...

How to Take a Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity

How to Take a Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity

Each year, the volume of cybersecurity threats continues to steadily climb, with more than one billion malware programs out there and approximately 560,000 new pieces of malware being detected each day. All the while, regulations, such as the General Data Protection...

Cloud Services to Increase Business Productivity

Cloud Services to Increase Business Productivity

The right cloud services has the potential to vastly improve a business’s overall efficiency, performance and productivity. However, when it comes to choosing the right technology for your workplace, it can be difficult to select the best options out of the myriad of...

How to Drive Remote Work Engagement

How to Drive Remote Work Engagement

Workforce engagement is crucial for every business type and is especially important for companies that offer work-from-home options. According to Gartner, 88 percent of organizations moved employees over to work-from-home after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. With...

3 Ways to Leverage Your Technology in 2021

3 Ways to Leverage Your Technology in 2021

Every investment you make for your company should be made with confidence. While it’s hard to be sure which new technologies have staying power over others, one thing remains certain – your employees will always need to communicate and collaborate. Whether your team...

The Dos and Don’ts of Communications

The Dos and Don’ts of Communications

Do you have staff working remotely for the foreseeable future? It would be nice to ensure your entire team could collaborate efficiently, no matter how far apart they work. Don’t you wish there was an easy way to make it work? The secret is excellent communication...